ALL THE MOONS MOVIE REVIEW
The new horror film All The Moons presents a character who as a child gains immortal life and a terrible case of buyer’s remorse. Added to Shudder’s lineup of award-winning festival films, All The Moons features breathtaking cinematography and a take on the idea of an eternal existence that comments and adds to what we have seen before. Our protagonist, the child Amaia, is flanked on all sides by a “mother” who is lonely and wanting, a father figure shrouded by grief but wanting to protect her, a possible love interest, and a church community that wants to get in on the action. Listen now to hear Bob, Lewayne, Tessa, and Marcos discuss how markedly different this tragic tale is from Shudder’s standard fare and if they felt this was or wasn’t a new gem that would make perfect viewing for the morbidly inclined.
DIRECTED BY: Igor Legarreta
STARRING: Elena Uriz, Miriam del Prado, Justi Larrinaga, Maite Sáez de Vicuña, Ane Biain, Haizea Carneros, Udane Elosegi, Andere Garabieta, Iraia Serrano, June Larrañaga, Siena Erenchun, Itziar Ituño, Jean-Michel Sereau, Erik Probanza, Daniel Peña Gomara, David Maldonado Leal, Josean Bengoetxea, Olatz Beobide, Maite Bastos, Zorion Eguileor, Lier Quesada, Itziar Sánchez, Alaitz Eguren, Gotzon Huitzi, Javier Barandiaran, Xan Errotabehere, Vincent Etchegaray, José María Muñoz López, Iñigo de la Iglesia
Robert Garza (Screener Squad)
If it weren’t for sad music and scary stories I wouldn’t be as well-adjusted and cheerful as I am today. Moonlighting as a musician off and on since adolescence, I am as big a fan of scores and needle drops as I am of slow zooms, production design, and third act exposition. Just about all of my screen time is spent on international horror, drama, and hour long episodic. Big fan of genre, and the biggest fan of supernatural horror and dark sci-fi with meaningful representation and narratives that use trauma, grief, and grace as more than surface-level content. Also, I read a ton of modern horror novels/comics and stan Matt Berry. In the before times I worked music and film festivals across the US and will hopefully return to that sometime in the future.
Marcos Lira (Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad)
Me? I come from the South, Out there, beyond the horizon by the big river. Out there where the bandits formed cities, and the gambling is legal. I got into movies like most nerds by watching Tarantino but fell in love with movies through Chinese Cinema for some reason. A few of my favorite things would probably be live music, new experiences, and belt-fed ammunition. You can catch this occasional podcaster, occasional other Marco and full-time human on any form of social media by typing jlmarcos62. Hit me up for music suggestions and bad jokes.
Tessa Morrison (Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad, Unstabletop Gamers)
Well-rounded nerd and artist, Tessa Morrison grew up in the misty mountains of West Virginia and was constantly ridiculed for being a “weirdo.” Then moved to Austin in 2009 where people said the same thing, but in an endearing tone. Tessa works an office day job, creates puppets and fiber art, cosplays, models for gaming and animation studios, and volunteers for various organizations. One of which is the Other Worlds Film Festival, Austin’s first SciFi film fest, working in the capacity of Outreach Director and programmer. Another is local DIY-comedy-wrestling league, Party World Rasslin’, where Tessa scrambles around stage-handing and doing art department nonsense. Wrote and contributed to website and magazine Strange Kids Club for five years reviewing films, video games, and Halloween candy. Co-hosted a Public Access show called Ladies of Fandom. Previously guested on podcasts Blood Over Texas, Threequel Club, Trash in the Can, Retro Movie Roundtable, and Nerds with Mics.
Lewayne White (Screener Squad)
Lewayne’s earliest memories are of watching movies and reading comics, which instilled in him a sense of wonder, a vivid imagination, and unrealistic expectations. It also means he spends a lot of time watching movies, writing scripts for them, and trying to get them made. He lives in the middle of middle America after landing there as a child, and has remained there mainly because he hates packing.
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